What's on in Gisborne?

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Saturday, May 18

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. Pop in for a cuppa, chat or work in a fully equipped woodwork or carpentry workspace on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James ph 022 465 0396.

Reggio Emilia Through a Maori Lens. Creators at Home - Gisborne and Brenda Soutar will draw upon common elements of the Reggio approach relevant to our local context. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 70 Derby Street, 9.30am-midday & 1-3pm. Tickets: $40-$80+Bfee on Facebook or eventbrite.co.nz

Flat-Pack Whakapapa Exhibition (to July 28). Noted artist, weaver and academic, Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving). Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Introduction to Vermicomposting. Start a worm farm, minimise your food waste while creating rich compost and fertiliser for your garden and plants. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. To register ph 867 4708.

Tennis for players of all skill levels. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7pm, $20 door sales. See eventfinda.co.nz

A One Night Stand. An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or ETC’s website (Bfee may apply).

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. Theme: India. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8.

Sunday, May 19

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour walk/run and a cuppa. 8am start. For meeting place: See Facebook or email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gizzy Coffee Run: Sponge Bay. Run or walk 2-14kms. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, Harrier Club members free. Meet at the beach. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, midday-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Monday, May 20

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 7-8am (or Wed 3.30-4.30pm), free, email cdoeastland@gmail.com. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Launch! Co-working (May 20-24, Techweek). Free public usage of the co-working space. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade, 8.30am-5pm. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y4azbdhw

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Mahjong Club. Come along and learn the game. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Horouta Story: A 3D Journey (Techweek). Showcasing the 800-year-old story of the Horouta waka in a digital experience. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 4-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y29lhgua

SOLD OUT: Holograms 101 (Techweek). A spectacle for all ages. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 6-7.30pm.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to have a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Musica Viva: Duo Col Legno. NZ-based duo: Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba (a deep-toned xylophone of African origin) and Heleen du Plessis on cello with Tchaikovsky, Arvo Part and traditional Japanese songs. St Andrew’s Church, $30 adult, $10 student. Bookings: ph 868 6443 or Gill at gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Tuesday, May 21

Simplify, Automate, Grow (Techweek). Inspiring practical stories of local businesses embracing new business systems. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean end of Grey St, 8.30am-midday, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5fawqop

Hologram Showcase (Techweek). For students aged 16-24. A rendition of Holograms 101, with an introduction to coding with robotics. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 9-10am, free. Register at school.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Augmented Reality and Coding with Robotics Showcase (Techweek). For ages 10-12 to learn about coding with robotics. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 10.30-11.30am, free. Register at school.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Discover Drones (Techweek). Learn the basics, rules and regulations. Speaker: Dr. Murry Cave. EIT, 290 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y22qwbam

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 22

Digital Marketing for the Modern User (Techweek). The latest trends and insights of digital marketing for business or personal use. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 9-10.30am, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyoojf9d

Risky Business: Assessing Suicide Risk and Imminent Danger. Explore how various factors impact on the process and outcomes of an assessment, with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 9am–4.30pm. Tickets: $195+Bfee at eventbrite.co.nz

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details: ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Content Marketing and Social Media (Techweek). Create content marketing across five social media platforms. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10.45am-12.15pm, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y36b7rns

Omnichannel Digital Marketing and Conversion (Techweek). Boost your business by utilising digital channels. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 12.45-2.15pm, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2374c58

Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 3.30-4.30pm. See May 20.

Silks Gym Fest. Come along and see an advanced team perform. Gisborne Gymnastics Club, 537 Aberdeen Rd, 5.45pm, free.

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See https://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Discover Virtual Reality (Techweek). Celebrate Launch! Co-working’s first anniversary with virtual fun. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade, 6-8.30pm. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yy4q4rqh

Parenting in the Digital Age (Techweek). Practical tips to keep kids safe online. Te Wharau School Hall, 28 Graham Rd, 7-8.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5umuuqq

Thursday, May 23

Bridge Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Shadow Tech (Techweek). For Year 9 -11 girls to learn about available careers and opportunities. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-3pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz

Charity Knits. A good range of new baby and children’s hand-knits at very low prices. Proceeds of sales to four Gisborne charities. Ex Pagani shop (next to Colliers Menswear), 114 Gladstone Rd, 10am-3pm, cash sales only.

She Can Code @ Wairoa (Techweek). Bring your own device, explore coding, robotics and computer science. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 10.30am, free. Register: iticket.co.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 20.

Rendezvous on the Chardonnay Express. Come aboard the historic steam train from the inner harbour to Muriwai, with acoustic guitar and songs by Ariana Henare. Inner Harbour, 1 Kaiti Beach Rd, 2-5pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yxhpx24y​

Ada.Ada.Ada @ Wairoa (Techweek19). A one-woman performance by Zoe Philpott about Ada Lovelace who wrote the first complex computer program in 1843. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade,12.45pm, free. Register: iticket.co.nz

Chardonnay Under the Big Top. Dress for after-five. A glittering array of sumptuous food such as an oyster bar, will be served to match your desired chardonnay as you enjoy the cool sounds of Ben Wilkinson and Spaghetti Toast. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 7-10pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, May 24

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Amazon Culture of Innovation (Techweek19). Learn how a global company instils and breeds a culture of innovation with examples for your business. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyqlw5nt

Charity Knits, 10am-3pm. See May 23.

School Strike 4 Climate NZ. Come along and help pick up litter, assemble at Midway Beach at midday, proceed to Waikanae beachfront and listen to a speaker (finishing around 2pm).

Keeping up with Exponential Technologies in Tairawhiti (Techweek19). Learn how new adaptive technologies are being applied in forestry and agriculture. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, midday-1.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5asnjjy

SOLD OUT: The Chardonnay Affair: Lunch. Dress in your best whites for lunch and live music. The Black House, 72 Winifred Street, Wainui Beach, midday-4pm.

Creating a 3D Journey using Google Earth (Techweek19). Learn basic functions to help create your own stories. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 4-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyq7ddpk

Karaoke Night. Come along, pick a favourite song and compete for the best singer prize. The White House, 69 Peel St, 8-11pm, free entry.

SOLD OUT: Jordan Luck Band NZ Winterish Tour. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm start.

Saturday, May 25

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 18.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Drones: Taking businesses to new heights (Techweek19). All you need to know about drones and how they are used to enhance local businesses. Eastland Helicopter hanger, Gisborne Airport, 8am-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5wdg6gh

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Charity Knits, 9am-1pm. See May 23.

Tipuna Stories. Learn of significant ancestors, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at eventfinda.co.nz

Intro to Composting. Make the most of your kitchen scraps and garden waste by making your own compost. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. A free black compost bin supplied by GDC for the first 19 attendees to register: ph 867 4708.

Creative Circuitry Workshop (Techweek19). For ages 8-12 to learn basic circuitry and creatively apply their new knowledge to develop an interactive art piece. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 1-3.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5tbu5ur

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Charonnay Three Ways. Showcasing three chardonnays matched with Asian infused tapas. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-4pm, $20+Bfee. Bookings essential: ph 027 656 8222.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 18.

Bingo at MTG. Get your friends together, form a team and have fun Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7-10pm, $10 each, $2/card. Tickets (tables of 6): ph Dorothy 027 740 0801.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, ph 867 0074. Theme: The Great Gatsby.

SuperFly Killa Debut. A fresh new Gizzy-band with soul and reggae, with the Kings of Kaiaua. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, May 26

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See May 19.

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10am & 11am-midday, $10. Details/to register: eventfinda.co.nz

Botanic Gardens Day (BGANZ). Come along and celebrate the vital work taking place in plant conservation. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-4.30pm, free entry. Details: See eastwoodhill.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. A relaxing healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. Details: ph 027 777 0782.

Whanau and Biodiversity Day Workshop. Focusing on home pest monitoring, trapping, bird/bug/plant ID and how they affect us. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10.30am-midday & 1pm-2.30pm, koha.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See May 19.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See May 19.

Technovation Tairawhiti Challenge. 10-18 year-old girls have been working hard imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems and to compete in an international challenge. Teams will pitch their app. Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou, CEO of Girlboss NZ. Gisborne District Council Chambers, 15 Fitzherbert St, 2-6pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2xo8dwq

Saturday, May 18

Gisborne parkrun. Celebrate the first anniversary with a 5km run/walk. Meet: Waikanae Beach Playground, Grey St, 7.45am. Kid, dog and pram-friendly. See http://www.parkrun.co.nz/gisborne/

Tairawhiti Coffin Club. Design your own personalised coffin; constructed by a joiner, fitted out and decorated by you. BCR Joinery, 522 Gladstone Rd, 9am-midday.

Tairawhiti Menzshed. Pop in for a cuppa, chat or work in a fully equipped woodwork or carpentry workspace on community or personal projects. Tairawhiti Menzshed, Cnr Parkinson & Innes St, 9am-midday. Details: See Facebook, or ph/txt James ph 022 465 0396.

Reggio Emilia Through a Maori Lens. Creators at Home - Gisborne and Brenda Soutar will draw upon common elements of the Reggio approach relevant to our local context. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 70 Derby Street, 9.30am-midday & 1-3pm. Tickets: $40-$80+Bfee on Facebook or eventbrite.co.nz

Flat-Pack Whakapapa Exhibition (to July 28). Noted artist, weaver and academic, Dr Maureen Lander has created three installations that explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Maori weaving). Tairawhiti Museum, 10 Stout St, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1.30-4pm, locals free, visitors $5, ph 867 3832.

Introduction to Vermicomposting. Start a worm farm, minimise your food waste while creating rich compost and fertiliser for your garden and plants. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. To register ph 867 4708.

Tennis for players of all skill levels. Ormond Tennis Club, Hill Rd, Ormond, 2-4pm, ph 862 5741 or 862 5856.

Adam McGrath: Ragged Ramble Tour. New Zealand singer/songwriter with folk and country songs. EastEnd Cafe and Bar, 250 Marine Parade, Wairoa, 7pm, $20 door sales. See eventfinda.co.nz

A One Night Stand. An evening of stand-up comedy featuring comics from the Manawatu Comedy Hub. Evolution Theatre Company, 75 Disraeli St, 7.30-9.30pm. Tickets: $25 door sales or ETC’s website (Bfee may apply).

Gisborne Caledonian Society Dance. Modern, sequence and social dancing. Theme: India. St Mark's Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 7.30-11pm, $8.

Sunday, May 19

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club. 1.5 hour walk/run and a cuppa. 8am start. For meeting place: See Facebook or email gisbornerunnersandwalkers@gmail.com

Gizzy Coffee Run: Sponge Bay. Run or walk 2-14kms. Register on the day at 8.30am, 9am start, $15 adult, $5 child u/14, Harrier Club members free. Meet at the beach. Details: Michelle ph 021 271 5171.

Lions Express Train Rides. Bring a picnic and chill-out while the kids go for a train ride around the Adventure Playground and lake. Rides start near the Junior Cycle Park, Centennial Marine Drive, 11am-3pm, $2 each.

New Ritz Music Club. Live band playing 50’s, 60’s and 70’s hits, with good food, drinks and company. The White House, 69 Peel St, midday-3pm, free entry. Bookings essential: ph 867 1112.

Gisborne Country Music Club. Singers and musicians welcome. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 1-4pm, $3, incl afternoon tea, ph 867 7637 or flo.ross@xtra.co.nz

Monday, May 20

Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd. New players welcome and rackets available. Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 7-8am (or Wed 3.30-4.30pm), free, email cdoeastland@gmail.com. Social Morning, 9-11.30am, $4, ph 867 2584. Kiwi Badminton for Year 3-7 players, 4.30-5.30pm, $5, ph 027 350 9482. Gisborne Badminton Club, 7-9pm, $10, ph 867 1416.

Launch! Co-working (May 20-24, Techweek). Free public usage of the co-working space. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade, 8.30am-5pm. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y4azbdhw

Gisborne Contract Bridge Club. Supervised play, new players welcome. 572 Gladstone Rd, 9.15-11.30am, $4, ph Jean 867 2383.

Mahjong Club. Come along and learn the game. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 1pm, first three lessons are free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Horouta Story: A 3D Journey (Techweek). Showcasing the 800-year-old story of the Horouta waka in a digital experience. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 4-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y29lhgua

SOLD OUT: Holograms 101 (Techweek). A spectacle for all ages. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 6-7.30pm.

Hibernian Club Indoor Bowls. For new or seasoned bowlers to have a roll-up. Gisborne Intermediate Hall, 7pm, ph 867 6383.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. 30-minute beginners class for modern, sequence and social ballroom dancing, with dance reviews afterwards. St Andrew’s Hall, 176 Cobden St, 7.30-10pm, $5, ph 867 0074.

Musica Viva: Duo Col Legno. NZ-based duo: Yoshiko Tsuruta on marimba (a deep-toned xylophone of African origin) and Heleen du Plessis on cello with Tchaikovsky, Arvo Part and traditional Japanese songs. St Andrew’s Church, $30 adult, $10 student. Bookings: ph 868 6443 or Gill at gillco@gisborne.net.nz

Tuesday, May 21

Simplify, Automate, Grow (Techweek). Inspiring practical stories of local businesses embracing new business systems. Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean end of Grey St, 8.30am-midday, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5fawqop

Hologram Showcase (Techweek). For students aged 16-24. A rendition of Holograms 101, with an introduction to coding with robotics. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 9-10am, free. Register at school.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Baby Time: for 0-2, parents/caregivers. Interactive play and rhymes. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10am, free.

Community Workshop and Mentoring. Budgeting, cooking, sewing and gardening advice. SuperGrans Tairawhiti, 185 Childers Rd, 10am-1pm, free. Bookings: ph 868 3571 or supergrans.tairawhiti@xtra.co.nz

Augmented Reality and Coding with Robotics Showcase (Techweek). For ages 10-12 to learn about coding with robotics. Evolution Theatre Co, 75 Disraeli St, 10.30-11.30am, free. Register at school.

Over 50s Men’s Vets Golf. For any skill level. Poverty Bay Golf Club, cnr Awapuni & Lytton Rds, 11am. Details: ph Dave 867 4402 (opt 1), email Glenn at glennb355@gmail.com

Discover Drones (Techweek). Learn the basics, rules and regulations. Speaker: Dr. Murry Cave. EIT, 290 Palmerston Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y22qwbam

Gisborne Wainui Lions meeting. A friendly club, who have fun while making a difference in our community. The White House, 69 Peel Street, 5.30pm.

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Sharing Group. For whanau affected by alcohol and drugs. Ka Pai Kaiti, Kaiti Mall, 500 Wainui Rd, 5.30-7.30pm, free. Details: ph 027 296 3773 or 027 237 5695.

Patutahi Badminton Club. New players welcome. Patutahi Hall, Biggs St, 7.30pm, ph 862 7783.

Wednesday, May 22

Digital Marketing for the Modern User (Techweek). The latest trends and insights of digital marketing for business or personal use. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 9-10.30am, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyoojf9d

Risky Business: Assessing Suicide Risk and Imminent Danger. Explore how various factors impact on the process and outcomes of an assessment, with internationally respected suicidologist Barry Taylor. Holy Trinity Church, 70 Derby St, 9am–4.30pm. Tickets: $195+Bfee at eventbrite.co.nz

Mainly Music. A fun music group for pre-schoolers. St Andrew’s Community Centre, 176 Cobden St, 9.45am, $4 per family. Details: ph Trish 867 2789 or 868 5513.

Content Marketing and Social Media (Techweek). Create content marketing across five social media platforms. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10.45am-12.15pm, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y36b7rns

Omnichannel Digital Marketing and Conversion (Techweek). Boost your business by utilising digital channels. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 12.45-2.15pm, $86.25. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2374c58

Youth Culture Badminton Programme, 3.30-4.30pm. See May 20.

Silks Gym Fest. Come along and see an advanced team perform. Gisborne Gymnastics Club, 537 Aberdeen Rd, 5.45pm, free.

BIZminton 5 (to June 5). For teams of four players. Gisborne Badminton Centre, 134 Roebuck Rd, 6-8.30pm. See https://www.sporty.co.nz/badmintoneastland

Discover Virtual Reality (Techweek). Celebrate Launch! Co-working’s first anniversary with virtual fun. Launch! Co-working, 41 The Esplanade, 6-8.30pm. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yy4q4rqh

Parenting in the Digital Age (Techweek). Practical tips to keep kids safe online. Te Wharau School Hall, 28 Graham Rd, 7-8.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5umuuqq

Thursday, May 23

Bridge Club. Gisborne Town & Country Women’s Club, 42 Emily St, 9am, plus three lessons of Mahjong free, ph Liz 281 0187.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Shadow Tech (Techweek). For Year 9 -11 girls to learn about available careers and opportunities. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 9am-3pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz

Charity Knits. A good range of new baby and children’s hand-knits at very low prices. Proceeds of sales to four Gisborne charities. Ex Pagani shop (next to Colliers Menswear), 114 Gladstone Rd, 10am-3pm, cash sales only.

She Can Code @ Wairoa (Techweek). Bring your own device, explore coding, robotics and computer science. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, 10.30am, free. Register: iticket.co.nz

Mahjong Club, 1pm. See May 20.

Rendezvous on the Chardonnay Express. Come aboard the historic steam train from the inner harbour to Muriwai, with acoustic guitar and songs by Ariana Henare. Inner Harbour, 1 Kaiti Beach Rd, 2-5pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yxhpx24y​

Ada.Ada.Ada @ Wairoa (Techweek19). A one-woman performance by Zoe Philpott about Ada Lovelace who wrote the first complex computer program in 1843. Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade,12.45pm, free. Register: iticket.co.nz

Chardonnay Under the Big Top. Dress for after-five. A glittering array of sumptuous food such as an oyster bar, will be served to match your desired chardonnay as you enjoy the cool sounds of Ben Wilkinson and Spaghetti Toast. Matawhero Wines, 189 Riverpoint Rd, 7-10pm, $136.75, R18. Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz

Friday, May 24

Toddler Time: for ages 2-5. Songs and stories. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 10-10.30am, free.

Amazon Culture of Innovation (Techweek19). Learn how a global company instils and breeds a culture of innovation with examples for your business. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, 10-11am, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyqlw5nt

Charity Knits, 10am-3pm. See May 23.

School Strike 4 Climate NZ. Come along and help pick up litter, assemble at Midway Beach at midday, proceed to Waikanae beachfront and listen to a speaker (finishing around 2pm).

Keeping up with Exponential Technologies in Tairawhiti (Techweek19). Learn how new adaptive technologies are being applied in forestry and agriculture. Electric Village, 37 Gladstone Rd, midday-1.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5asnjjy

SOLD OUT: The Chardonnay Affair: Lunch. Dress in your best whites for lunch and live music. The Black House, 72 Winifred Street, Wainui Beach, midday-4pm.

Creating a 3D Journey using Google Earth (Techweek19). Learn basic functions to help create your own stories. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 4-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/yyq7ddpk

Karaoke Night. Come along, pick a favourite song and compete for the best singer prize. The White House, 69 Peel St, 8-11pm, free entry.

SOLD OUT: Jordan Luck Band NZ Winterish Tour. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm start.

Saturday, May 25

Gisborne parkrun, 7.45am. See May 18.

St Andrew’s Car Boot Sale. Plenty of bargains. In the carpark behind St Andrew’s church (access off Childers Rd), 8am-midday, $5/vehicle.

Drones: Taking businesses to new heights (Techweek19). All you need to know about drones and how they are used to enhance local businesses. Eastland Helicopter hanger, Gisborne Airport, 8am-5pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5wdg6gh

Tairawhiti Coffin Club, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Tairawhiti Menzshed, 9am-midday. See May 18.

Charity Knits, 9am-1pm. See May 23.

Tipuna Stories. Learn of significant ancestors, place names and landmarks. HB Williams Memorial Library, 34 Bright St, 11am-midday, free. Register at eventfinda.co.nz

Intro to Composting. Make the most of your kitchen scraps and garden waste by making your own compost. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Rd, 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 cash-only door sales. A free black compost bin supplied by GDC for the first 19 attendees to register: ph 867 4708.

Creative Circuitry Workshop (Techweek19). For ages 8-12 to learn basic circuitry and creatively apply their new knowledge to develop an interactive art piece. The Mind Lab, Shed 3, The Esplanade, 1-3.30pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y5tbu5ur

TRAMPS. For all singers, musicians and poetry readers to come along and perform. The Band Room, 200 Childers Rd, 1.30-3.30pm, $2 in the jar, ph John 868 9658.

Charonnay Three Ways. Showcasing three chardonnays matched with Asian infused tapas. Wrights Vineyard and Winery, 1093 Wharerata Rd, 2-4pm, $20+Bfee. Bookings essential: ph 027 656 8222.

Ormond Tennis Club, 2-4pm. See May 18.

Bingo at MTG. Get your friends together, form a team and have fun Musical Theatre clubrooms, 99 Innes St, 7-10pm, $10 each, $2/card. Tickets (tables of 6): ph Dorothy 027 740 0801.

Fun Dancing Gisborne. Modern, sequence and social ballroom. St Mark’s Hall, 776 Childers Rd, 8-11pm, $7 door sales, ph 867 0074. Theme: The Great Gatsby.

SuperFly Killa Debut. A fresh new Gizzy-band with soul and reggae, with the Kings of Kaiaua. Smash Palace Bar, 24 Banks St, 9pm, $10 door sales, R18.

Sunday, May 26

Gisborne Runners and Walkers Club, 8am start. See May 19.

History on the MV Takitimu. Join local historians who explore seafaring and navigating history from the oldest operating pilot vessel in NZ. Pier 1 Inner Harbour (gate outside Tatapouri SFC), weather permitting, 9-10am & 11am-midday, $10. Details/to register: eventfinda.co.nz

Botanic Gardens Day (BGANZ). Come along and celebrate the vital work taking place in plant conservation. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 9am-4.30pm, free entry. Details: See eastwoodhill.org.nz

Universal Energy Healing. A relaxing healing experience. Blind Foundation Rooms, 39 Grey St, 10am-2.30pm, $8 adult, $5 child. Details: ph 027 777 0782.

Whanau and Biodiversity Day Workshop. Focusing on home pest monitoring, trapping, bird/bug/plant ID and how they affect us. Eastwoodhill Arboretum, 2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa, 10.30am-midday & 1pm-2.30pm, koha.

Lions Express Train Rides, 11am-3pm. See May 19.

New Ritz Music Club, midday-3pm. See May 19.

Technovation Tairawhiti Challenge. 10-18 year-old girls have been working hard imagining, designing and building mobile apps to solve community problems and to compete in an international challenge. Teams will pitch their app. Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou, CEO of Girlboss NZ. Gisborne District Council Chambers, 15 Fitzherbert St, 2-6pm, free. Register: activatetairawhiti.co.nz https://tinyurl.com/y2xo8dwq

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